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Windsor Park

A Message from Ethan Hawke

“Just last night, my 16-year-old son asked me, ‘Do people really still use libraries?’ I was happy to be able to tell him yes. It's a fact: More people than ever are visiting their neighborhood branches and using the myriad free resources the Library provides,” writes Ethan Hawke in a new ...

Get Free Tickets to Shakespeare in the Park!

Shakespeare in the Park is one of New York City's most beloved summer traditions—and now you can get your tickets at Queens Library!

Free ticket vouchers for Tony winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson’s (Jitney, The Piano Lesson) sumptuous new production of Shakespeare’s "Othello," performed ...

Storytime with Your Council Member!

Help support your community library during this important advocacy season—and bring your kids to a wonderful storytime, too!

Queens Library President and CEO Dennis M. Walcott will be joined by members of the New York City Council at special storytimes in June to demonstrate ...

Support Queens Library with Your 2018 Annual Fund Gift

The last day of school is just a few weeks away—and we’re already hard at work preparing programs, signing kids up for summer reading, and ensuring that we can meet the needs of the 52,000 children and young adults who are expected to visit Queens Library this summer.

The thousands of programs we offer are made ...

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Drag Queen Story Hour At The Library!

We hope you will join us at several community libraries for Drag Queen Story Hour, a unique storytime for children ages 3-8 that raises awareness of gender diversity, promotes self-acceptance, and builds empathy through an enjoyable literary experience.

Created by Michelle Tea and RADAR Productions in San Francisco, DQSH now ...

Queens Library Magazine

The new issue of Queens Library Magazine is out now!

Queens Library Magazine combines great library-themed feature stories and two months' worth of information about our free programs, services, and special events, and it's available at your neighborhood library or ...

Mental Health Awareness Month at Queens Library

Mental health challenges impact people across all demographics of society. This May, for Mental Health Awareness Month, we’re bringing you programming to both help you take care of your own mental health and teach you how to help someone else in crisis.

From programs on stress and self-care to information about the ...

May
26
10:30AM

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11:15AM

Saturday Story Time

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Children (infants to 4-year-olds) and their parents/caregivers are welcome to join us for stories, songs, rhymes and fingerplays.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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May
26
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Recommended New Movies

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

"Unlocked" (2017, R) on 5/5; "Darkest Hour" (2017, PG-13) on 5/12; "Same Kind of Different as Me" (2017, PG-13) on 5/19; " American Made" (2017, R) on 5/26; "Wonder" (2017, PG) on 6/2; "Get Out" (2017, R) on 6/23; "Geostorm" (2017, PG-13) on 6/30.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


May
26
3:30PM

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4:30PM

ProjectArt Watercolor Class for Children Ages 8-12

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

ProjectArt offers free art classes for children ages 8-12. All art supplies are provided.Preregistration is required. Children have to register on http://www.projectart.org/nyc".

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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May
29
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Knitting and Crocheting Club

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Have fun while learning to knit your very own creations! Please bring your own yarn and needles.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


May
29
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Homework Help

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

We help your children with their homework.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


May
29
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Children's Chess Game

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Come and play chess with other children and our instructor. If you don't know how to play, he'll teach you! For kids 7 and up!

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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May
30
10:30AM

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11:15AM

Mother Goose Time

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Children ages 6-23 months and their parents/caregivers can join us for stories, songs, rhymes and finger plays.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


May
30
11:15AM

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12:00PM

Toddler Time

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Children ages 2-4 and their parents/caregivers can join us for stories, songs, and finger play fun!

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


May
30
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Classic Movies

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Wednesdays will be classic movie time. Please come and enjoy your favorite movies. "The Lady Vanishes" on 5/2; "Red River" (1948) on 5/9; "The Taming of the Shrew" (1967) on 5/16; "Ivanhoe" (1952) on 5/23; "Mr. Deeds Goes To Town" (1936) on 5/30; "The Quiet Man" (1952) on 6/6; "The Palm Beach Story" (1942) on 6/13; "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" (1966) on 6/20; "A Street Car Named Desire" (1951) on 6/27.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


May
30
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Lego Building Club

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Children ages 5-10 years enjoy constructing various structures, vehicles, and other objects with our Lego set in this fun and educational program.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


May
31
1:00PM

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2:30PM

Basic Mandarin Chinese

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Learn basic Mandarin with Jenney.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


May
31
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Arts & Crafts

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Join us to create an arts & crafts project. For children ages 5 and up.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Jun
1
10:30AM

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12:00PM

English Conversation Group

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Improve your conversations with others.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Jun
1
10:30AM

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12:00PM

Kickoff to Kindergarten

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Parents and other caregivers can help children learn the skills they need to be successful before they start kindergarten. During eight weekly sessions, library staff will show parents, caregivers, and children how to use games, hands-on activities, and stories that help build the most important language and social skills. Children will be able to keep the games and stories, and use them again at home.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Jun
1
12:00PM

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2:30PM

Scrabble Club

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Test your skills on word games and make new friends.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Jun
1
3:00PM

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4:00PM

ProjectArt for Children Ages 4-7

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

ProjectArt offers free visual art classes for children ages 4-7 on Fridays at Windsor Park Community Library. All art supplies are provided. Preregistration is required. Children have to register on http://www.projectart.org/nyc".


Jun
1
4:15PM

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5:15PM

ProjectArt Drawing Class for Children Ages 8-12

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

ProjectArt offers free drawing art classes for children ages 8-12 on Fridays at Windsor Park Community Library. All art supplies are provided. Preregistration is required. Children have to register on http://www.projectart.org/nyc".


Jun
4
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Day Book Club

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

The book for May will be "Last Christmas in Paris" by Hazel Gayn. The book for June will be "Before We Were Yours" by Lisa Wingate.


Jun
4
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Drama Club for Kids

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

For children ages 8 and up. This will be an introduction to acting for children, including performing acting exercises and creating scenes/skits.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Jun
4
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Easy, Gentle Yoga for Adults

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

This yoga class uses poses to extend and expand joints and muscles. Relaxation and meditation is the goal. Participants must bring a mat, bottle of water, and wear comfortable clothing. Space is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Jun
9
12:00PM

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3:00PM

Animals Alive

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

During the Family Day celebration, Alley Pond Environmental Center will present the Animals Alive show to kids and families.


Jun
9
12:00PM

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5:00PM

Family Fun Day at Windsor Park Library

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

We'll have fun activities for all, including for the children: live animals, face painting, and balloon art. We'll also have a paper-cut artist who can create your portrait using just paper and scissors! Everyone is welcome!


Jun
9
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Glitter Face Painting and Animal Balloons for Summer Reading Kickoff

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Celebrate summer reading at the Family Day at Windsor Park library with face painting and animal balloons.


Jun
11
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Let Your Fingers Do the Talking: Introduction to American Sign Language

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Learn how to communicate with your hands in this interactive workshop on the basics of American Sign Language.


Jun
14
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Night Book Club

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

The book for May is "Housekeeping" by Marilynne Robinson. The book for June is "Sing, Unburied, Sing" by Jesmyn Ward.


Jun
16
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Long Island Sound Performs Hits of the '50s and More

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Take a trip down memory lane with classic tunes by Johnny Mathis, Connie Francis, great Motown artists, and more.


Jun
18
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Queens Library Rock! with Alexair Dreams

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Libraries Rock!
All of the cool kids know that libraries rock! There are so many wonderful activities and books to read. Every day holds a new adventure at the library. Join Alexair Dreams Storytelling as we sing, dance, and tell stories about our awesome library! For ages 6 to 10.


Jun
19
4:30PM

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6:00PM

What A Wonderful World At Queens Library: Blue Pipa

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Queens Library in partnership with The Louis Armstrong House Museum and The Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Louis Armstrong’s original recording of the iconic song ‘What a Wonderful World.’ This is a song inspired by the Great Satchmo’s life in Queens – a song that still inspires millions of people around the world!


Jun
21
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Writer's Group

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

We meet to share and discuss each other's writing.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

The Windsor Park Community Library has:

  • 14 public computers
  • Free Internet access
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Limited free printing

 

Queens Library Public Internet Use Policy.

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International Language Collections at the Windsor Park Community Library include:

  • Chinese or Ni Hao
  • Korean or Hannara
  • Spanish
  • Hindi (DVDs, Videos & CDs Only)

 


Child Care / Preschools
Community Board
Community Organizations & Services
Fire Department
Local Hospitals
Local Newspapers
Parks and Playgrounds
Police Department
Post Office
Private / Parochial Schools
Public Elementary Schools
Public High Schools
Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
Senior Centers
Elected Officials
History
Special Services

Child Care / Preschools
L W Future Prospect Inc
210-03 Horace Harding Expressway
Flushing New York , 11364
phone: (718) 229-6862
Marathon Infants & Toddlers
220-18 Horace Harding Expressway
Flushing New York , 11364
phone: (718) 229-5370
Nadra Ahad
57-75 Cloverdale Boulevard
Oakland Gardens New York , 11364
phone: (718) 423 8953
Tutor Time Learning Centers
61-58 Springfield Blvd
Flushing New York , 11364
phone: (718) 423 8953
Colonial Church Nursery School
54-02 217 Street
Bayside New York , 11364
phone: (718) 229 9464
 

Community Board
Community Board District # 11
46-21 Little Neck Parkway
Little Neck New York , 11362
phone: (718) 225-1054
  

Community Organizations & Services
Bayside Historical Society
PO Box 133
Fort Totten New York , 11359
phone: (718) 352-1548
The Community Planning Board #11
213-02A 42nd Avenue
Bayside New York , 11361
phone: (718) 225-1054
Queens Historical Society
143-35 37th Avenue
Flushing New York , 11354
phone: (718) 939-0647

Fire Department
Engine 326 Battalion 53
64-04 Springfield Boulevard
Bayside New York , 11364
  

Local Hospitals
The New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens
182-19 Horace Harding Expressway
Fresh Meadows New York , 11365
phone: (718) 670-1777
  

Parks and Playgrounds
Alley Pond Park
Little Neck Bay to Springfield Boulevard
New York ,
Cunningham Park
Horace Harding Expressway, Grand Central Parkway
New York ,
 

Police Department
111th Precinct
45-06 215th Street
Bayside New York , 11361
phone: (718) 279-5200
  

Post Office
Oakland Gardens Post Office
6143 Springfield Boulevard
Oakland Gardens, New York , 11364
phone: (718) 229-1614
  

Private / Parochial Schools
American Martyrs Elementary (PreK-8)
216-15 Peck Avenue
Bayside New York , 11364
phone: (718) 776-3779
Holy Martyrs Armenian Day School
209-15 Horace Harding Expressway
Bayside New York , 11364
phone: (718) 225-4826
St. Francis Preparatory School (9-12)St. Robert Bellarmine School (PreK-8)
6100 Francis Lewis Boulevard
Fresh Meadows New York , 11365
phone: (718) 423-8810
St. Robert Bellarmine School (PreK-8)
56-10 214th Street
Bayside New York , 11364
phone: (718) 225-8795
Yeshiva HAR Torah
61-35 220th Street
Bayside New York , 11364
phone: (718) 428-3424
 

Public Elementary Schools
PS 46 - Alley Pond (K-5)
64-45 218th Street
Bayside New York , 11364
phone: (718) 423-8621
PS 162 John Golden School (K-5)
201-02 53rd Avenue
Bayside New York , 11364
phone: (718) 423-8621
PS 188 - Kingsbury School (K-5)
218-12 Hartland Avenue
Bayside New York , 11364
phone: (718) 464-5768
PS 203 - The Oakland Gardens School (PreK-5)
53-11 Springfield Boulevard
Bayside New York , 11364
phone: (718) 423-8652
PS 205 - The Alexander Graham Bell School (K-5)
75-25 Bell Boulevard
Bayside New York , 11364
phone: (718) 464-5773
PS 213 Carl Ulman (Q213)
231-02 67 Avenue
Bayside New York , 11364
phone: (718) 423-8747

Public High Schools
Benjamin N. Cardozo High School (9-12)
57-00 223rd Street
Bayside New York , 11364
phone: (718) 279-6500
  

Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
JHS 74-Nathaniel Hawthorne (6-8)
61-15 Oceania St
Bayside New York , 11364
phone: (718) 631-6800
  

Senior Centers
Bffy Bayside Senior Center
221-15 HORACE HARDING EXP
Flushing New York , 11364
phone: (718) 225-1144
  

Elected Officials
NYC Council
Hon. Barry Grodenchik
M23@council.nyc.gov
District Office Address 73-03 Bell Boulevard
Oakland Gardens NY , 11364
phone: (718) 468-0137
fax: (718) 468-0178
Manhattan Office 250 Broadway, Suite 1744
New York NY , 10007
phone: (212) 788-7075
fax: (212) 608-6382
NYS Assembly
Hon. David I. Weprin
weprind@nyassembly.gov
District Office 185-06 Union Turnpike
Fresh Meadows NY, 11366
phone: (718) 454-3027
fax: (718) 454-3178
Albany Office LOB, Room 526
Albany NY , 12248
phone: (518) 455-5806
fax: (518) 455-5977
NYS Senate
Hon. Tony Avella
Avella@nysenate.gov
District Office 38-50 Bell Boulevard, Suite C
Bayside NY, 11361
phone: (718) 357-3094
fax: (718) 357-3491
Albany Office Room 902, Legislative Office Building
Albany NY, 12247
phone: (518) 455-2210
fax: (518) 426-6736
US Congress
Hon. Grace Meng

District Office Address 40-13 159th Street, Suite A
Flushing NY, 11358
phone: (718) 445-7860
fax: (718) 445-7868
Legislative Office 1317 Longworth House Office Building
Washington DC, 20515
phone: (202) 225-2601
fax: (202) 225-1589
Boro President
Hon. Melinda Katz
Info@queensbp.org
  
Mayor
Hon. Bill de Blasio
  

History

Oakland Gardens consists of almost 20,000 acres that were deeded to European settlers in 1645. This area was originally referred to as the “alley”. The “alley” consisted of the marshes, fields, and trees south of the Little Neck Bay. The community developed its name from the Oakland Golf Course, which was created in the 1890s. The golf course later became home to Queensborough Community College, Benjamin Cardozo High School, and P.S. 203. The area further developed due to the addition of Long Island Rail Road service in the 1800s.

The population experienced a boom after WWII. The development of many of the major apartment complexes and single-family housing occurred between the 1940s and 1960s. Many of the people who came to settle in Oakland Gardens during this time period were from Brooklyn and the Bronx. The diversity in the population has grown in recent years.

The first library services in Oakland Gardens began through the efforts of the Library Sub-Committee of the Bell Park Gardens School Committee. They championed for library facilities for the community. The early efforts of the committee succeeded in obtaining a Book Bus stop for the Bell Apartments; however the committee continued their efforts to obtain a branch library.

The Windsor Park Branch Library had its grand opening on September 17, 1951 at 73-28 Bell Boulevard in a rented store space. The community discovered that a larger library facility was needed. In 1956, Windsor Park Branch Library moved to its current location of 79-50 Bell Boulevard. The branch experienced major renovations in 1976 as well as several minor building projects that contribute to the appearance of the library today.